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Re: Parent directory - regex

by gawatkins (Monsignor)
on Jun 17, 2004 at 12:05 UTC ( #367588=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Parent directory - regex

Here is an example of a simple script to do this without using regex:

#!\usr\bin\perl use strict; my $myDirectory = "/dir1/dir2/dir3/dir4/dirLast//"; my @myDir = split('/', $myDirectory); #creates an array of Dir names pop @myDir; #removes the currnet directory $myDirectory = join( '/', @myDir); #Joins names back into parent path print $myDirectory;

Thanks,
Greg W

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[Corion]: Hmm - the longer I work, the more such sentences I collect:
[Corion]: "If I wanted to work with people, I would have become a coroner."
[Corion]: "If I wanted to work with hot air, I would have become a baloonist"
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[Corion]: (I'm not sure if the last one works in English too ;) )
[Eily]: it doesn't work in French AFAIK
[Eily]: I like the first one though :)

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